Home » Archives by category » HEALTH

For heart failure patients in hospital, flu boosts risk of complications, death

For heart failure patients in hospital, flu boosts risk of complications, death

(Reuters Health) – When people with heart failure are hospitalized, having influenza is tied to greater odds of respiratory and kidney complications and a higher chance they won’t survive to be discharged, a U.S. study suggests. Using a national database, the researchers looked at more than 8 million heart failure-associated hospitalizations and identified 54,585 patients […]

Lilly's cancer therapy Lartruvo fails study, shares drop

Lilly's cancer therapy Lartruvo fails study, shares drop

(Reuters) – Eli Lilly and Co said on Friday its cancer treatment Lartruvo, approved on an accelerated basis in 2016, failed to improve patient survival in a long-term study and will no longer be prescribed, driving shares down 3 percent before the bell. The logo of Lilly is seen on a wall of the Lilly […]

FDA advisory panel split over Sanofi-Lexicon diabetes drug

FDA advisory panel split over Sanofi-Lexicon diabetes drug

(Reuters) – An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was divided over whether to recommend approval of a treatment for type 1 diabetes developed by Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc and France’s Sanofi SA. The panel on Thursday voted 8-8 when asked to assess the once-daily oral medicine, sotagliflozin, an add-on to insulin therapy. […]

Immunomedics' cancer treatment fails to win accelerated approval from the FDA

Immunomedics' cancer treatment fails to win accelerated approval from the FDA

(Reuters) – Immunomedics Inc said on Thursday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to grant accelerated approval for its breast cancer treatment, sacituzumab. The company said it will request a meeting with the agency and work closely with the health regulator in its effort to launch the treatment as soon as possible. “The issues […]

Doctors explain misconceptions about penicillin allergy

Doctors explain misconceptions about penicillin allergy

(Reuters Health) – Most patients who report having a penicillin allergy are not really allergic to this highly effective antibiotic, and they may be missing out on the best treatment for their condition as a result, according to a new patient resource published in JAMA. Although 1 in 10 patients has a penicillin allergy noted […]

Scientists reveal 'ideal diet' for peoples' and planet's health

Scientists reveal 'ideal diet' for peoples' and planet's health

LONDON Scientists have unveiled what they say is an ideal diet for the health of the planet and its people – including a doubling of consumption of nuts, fruits, vegetables and legumes, and a halving of meat and sugar intake. FILE PHOTO: A vendor selects fruit for sale at a market in Lima, Peru November […]

Japan Tobacco ratchets up smokeless war with new products

Japan Tobacco ratchets up smokeless war with new products

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan Tobacco Inc (2914.T) on Thursday unveiled two “heat-not-burn” products, as it races against market leader Philip Morris International Inc (PM.N) for a larger share of the vaping space with conventional cigarettes steadily falling out of favor. Models show off Japan Tobacco Inc.’s “heat-not-burn” tobacco devices Ploom TECH+ (L) and Ploom S […]

U.S. shutdown taking toll on FDA, USDA inspection roles: experts

U.S. shutdown taking toll on FDA, USDA inspection roles: experts

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The partial government shutdown is taking a toll on key safety inspection duties performed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Department of Agriculture, food safety experts said on Wednesday. The U.S. Capitol is seen behind a snow pile in Washington, U.S., January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas Workers in public health […]

No quick fix for physician burnout, depression

No quick fix for physician burnout, depression

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Close to 44 percent of U.S. physicians are burned out, and 15 percent are depressed and thinking about suicide, according to a survey conducted by Medscape. More than one doctor per day commits suicide – a rate higher than in any other profession and more than twice that of the […]

One in five U.S. women delay birth control, increasing unwanted pregnancies

One in five U.S. women delay birth control, increasing unwanted pregnancies

(Reuters Health) – One in five American women don’t start using birth control when they first start having sex, increasing their risk of unwanted pregnancies, a U.S. study suggests. Women who don’t use condoms, birth control pills or any other forms of contraception when they first become sexually active are almost four times more likely […]

Page 1 of 39123Next ›Last »